The Labour Party (LP) has inaugurated an 11-man committee to drive the party’s Diaspora movement.
Naija News reports that the LP National Chairman, Julius Abure, performed the inauguration on Thursday in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
He said the committee would organise fund-raising activities and galvanise support for the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, ahead of the 2023 general election.
The LP national chairman added that the committee will strengthen the collaboration among party supporters outside the country and also recommend the creation of diaspora chapters and monitor their activities.
Abure urged the committee to carry out their duties in good faith without fear or favour and to be transparent and accountable.
He said, “I have the honour to inaugurate the committee we have put in place on diaspora.
“The parties have enjoyed overwhelming support from Nigerians across the world and even non-Nigerians alike.
“This has resulted in a situation where there is a clamour for the party to establish chapters across the world.
”There has also been the clamour of people who wants to contribute to the growth and development of the party, arising from this course, are the necessity to have these activities coordinated.”
The Chairman of the Diaspora Committee, Chibuike Amadichi, thanked the party for the privileged to lead the committee.
Amadichi said that 2023 is a special electioneering year because it is an election in which all Nigerians both at home and in the Diaspora are fully involved in seeing the birth of a new nation.
He said: “A few months ago, they said Labour Party had no structures, but today, Labour Party is not only building structures nationwide in Nigeria but also advancing its frontiers beyond the shores of Nigeria.
“This diaspora committee will work tirelessly to reposition our great party and build a new partnership with our people in the diaspora, especially in the major countries of the world like the USA, UK, Canada, Germany, and South Africa just to mention but a few
” I can say without mincing words that our people in the diaspora are willing to identify with Labour Party and also ready to support the party and its presidential candidates
“I want to assure our Nigerians in diaspora that come next year 2023, Labour Party will form a new government that will midwife a new Nigeria with a man of proven integrity and competent as the president.”
This article was originally published on Naija News